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Fats and Oils Industry Overview

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary10
Summary11
Introduction16
Basic chemistry and components17
Food labeling18
Classification and composition19
Manufacturing processes20
Extraction20
Refining21
Further processing23
Bleaching24
Hydrogenation24
Winterization (fractionating)26
Plasticizing26
Molecular rearrangement (interesterification)26
Deodorization26
Supply and demand by region28
United States28
Producing companies28
Extractors28
Refineries28
Salient statistics38
Production40
Consumption by type41
Edible vegetable oils43
Canola oil43
Corn oil44
Cottonseed oil46
Olive oil47
Peanut oil48
Sesame oil49
Soybean oil49
Sunflower oil51
Palm oils53
Coconut oil53
Palm oil54
Palm kernel oil56
Industrial oils57
Linseed oil57
Tall oil58
Other60
Animal fats62
Tallow and grease62
Other63
Marine oils65
Consumption by market66
Food uses67
Fat substitutes69
Manufactured products69
Nonfood uses72
Biodiesel73
Fatty acids73
Animal feeds73
Paints and coatings74
Plastics additives75
Soaps75
Lubricants and greases76
Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals77
Other78
Price79
Trade81
Imports81
Exports82
Canada82
Mexico86
Central and South America90
Argentina98
Brazil99
Europe 100
Producing companies 101
ADM 111
Bunge 112
Cargill 113
Salient statistics 113
Production 117
Consumption by type 117
Edible vegetable oils 118
Corn oil 118
Cottonseed oil 119
Olive oil 120
Peanut oil 121
Rapeseed oil 122
Sesame oil 124
Soybean oil 124
Sunflower oil 125
Palm oils 126
Coconut oil 126
Palm oil 127
Palm kernel oil 128
Industrial oils 129
Castor oil 129
Linseed oil 130
Animal fats 131
Butter 131
Lard 132
Tallow and grease 133
Marine oils 135
Other 135
Consumption by market 135
Food uses 136
Animal feeds 137
Nonfood uses 137
Biodiesel 137
Fatty acids and fatty alcohols 138
Solvents 139
Lubricants 139
Other 140
Consumption by country 140
France 142
Germany 143
Italy 144
Netherlands 145
Russia 146
Spain 146
Price 147
Trade 148
Imports 149
Exports 150
Middle East 151
Producing companies 151
Salient statistics 155
Production 158
Consumption by type 160
Consumption by country 161
Iran 162
Turkey 163
Trade 164
Imports 164
Exports 165
Africa 166
Producing companies 166
Salient statistics 175
Production 178
Consumption by type 180
Consumption by country 181
Egypt 183
Nigeria 183
South Africa 184
Trade 185
Imports 186
Exports 187
Japan 188
Producing companies 188
Salient statistics 189
Consumption by type 191
Edible vegetable oils 193
Corn oil 193
Cottonseed oil 195
Peanut oil 197
Rapeseed oil 198
Rice bran oil 200
Safflower oil 202
Sesame oil 204
Soybean oil 205
Other 207
Palm oils 210
Coconut oil 210
Palm oil 212
Palm kernel oil 214
Industrial oils 216
Linseed oil 216
Tall oil 217
Other 218
Animal fats 219
Beef tallow 219
Lard 221
Marine oils 223
Fish oil 223
Sperm oil 224
Consumption by market 224
Food uses 225
Direct use 225
Food processing 226
Nonfood uses 226
Price 226
Trade 228
China 228
Producing companies 228
Salient statistics 231
Production 232
Consumption by type 233
Edible vegetable oils 235
Corn oil 235
Cottonseed oil 236
Peanut oil 237
Rapeseed oil 237
Sesame oil 238
Soybean oil 238
Sunflower oil 239
Palm oils 240
Coconut oil 240
Palm oil 240
Palm kernel oil 241
Industrial oils 241
Castor oil 241
Linseed oil 242
Animal fats 242
Butter 242
Lard 243
Tallow and grease 243
Marine oils 244
Consumption by market 244
Food uses 245
Direct use 245
Food processing 245
Nonfood uses 245
Price 245
Trade 246
Other Asia 247
Producing companies 247
Salient statistics 262
Consumption by type 264
Edible vegetable oils 265
Corn oil 265
Cottonseed oil 266
Peanut oil 266
Rapeseed oil 267
Sesame oil 267
Soybean oil 268
Sunflower oil 268
Palm oils 269
Coconut oil 269
Palm oil 269
Palm kernel oil 270
Industrial oils 270
Castor oil 270
Linseed oil 271
Animal fats 271
Butter 271
Lard 272
Tallow and grease 272
Fish oil 273
Consumption by country 273
Bangladesh 273
India 274
Salient statistics 274
Production 275
Consumption 276
Trade 277
Indonesia 278
Salient statistics 278
Production 279
Consumption 280
Trade 280
Malaysia 282
Salient statistics 282
Production 282
Consumption 283
Trade 284
Myanmar 285
Pakistan 285
Philippines 286
Singapore 287
South Korea 287
Sri Lanka 288
Taiwan 289
Thailand 289
Vietnam 290
Oceania 291
Producing companies 291
Australia 292
Salient statistics 292
Production 293
Consumption 294
Trade 294
New Zealand 296
Papua New Guinea 296
Additional resources 297
Revisions 298
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